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Scottish Gaelic language

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = EUA

Found in 138 Collections and/or Records:

Class Notes, late 19th-early 20th century

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW420
Scope and Contents

Series of class notes including, notes on the Old Irish verb, a list of books in a class library (probably that of the Celtic Class in Edinburgh University), notes on the derivation of the word fathast, a poem entitled 'Niall Mac Mhuireadhaigh cecinit'. Also notes on Cabar Feidh, notes on days of the week and a gaelic tale, without heading, which begins, Thug Mac Leoid Dhuin Bheagain cuirm mhor chum an d'thuge fios air Leathanaich Phabaidh.

Dates: late 19th-early 20th century

Collection of class lectures and class work delivered by W.J. Watson, 1921-1936

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW372
Scope and Contents

Collection of class lectures, summary notes and records of class work delivered by William J. Watson. Material is typewritten, both original and carbon copies, with some handwritten notes. Includes Scottish Gaelic Literature 1500-, lecture summaries, Gaelic Language class material, literature, grammar, vocabulary notes, lists of essay titles for Session 1921-1922, Celtic Advanced paper, 13 March 1936 and notes on Gaelic Orthography.

Dates: 1921-1936

Collection of Gaelic and English Words written by the Rev Alexander Cameron, late 19th century

 Series
Identifier: Coll-97/CW378
Scope and Contents Collection of papers written by the Reverend Alexander Cameron, includes fragments of 'Clann Tuireann', 'Clan Calitin', and 'Tain Bo Cuailnge'. Also Laoidh Chlann Uisne, a transcription of a recording made 15 March 1867 from Donald MacPhee, smith, Breubhaig, Barra by Alexander Carmichael. There is a note at the end to 'the late John F. Campbell', implying that it was made when he was editing the Laoidh for the Transactions of the Gaelic Society of Inverness xv...
Dates: late 19th century

Collection of Gaelic poems. Collected or written by John Gillies, 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/6/6
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This appears to be a collection of poems, prepared for publication by John Gillies in Perth, although they previous historical records are ambiguous as to whether John Gillies may have either also collected or written them. This may be an original manuscript for a published volume titled Sean dàin, agus òrain Ghàidhealach 'Old Gaelic poems and songs', published by John Gillies in Perth, 1784.

Dates: 18th century

Collection of Gaelic songs. By Benjamin Urquhart, 19th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/6/5
Scope and Contents

A collection of songs by Benjamin Urquhart, who is described in previous historical records as 'a man of great research', although there is no other information about him available.

Dates: 19th century

Collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon

 Fonds
Identifier: Coll-98
Scope and Contents The collection of Professor Donald Mackinnon includes lecture notes on the Gaelic language and culture, copies of Gaelic songs and poetry, religious texts such as hymns and sermons, fragments of medieval manuscripts, newspaper clippings, and photographs. As the first Chair in Celtic at the University of Edinburgh, Professor Mackinnon was very diligent in his work to document and share Gaelic language, literature, and history. The collection not only includes primary and secondary sources, it...
Dates: 15th-19th century

Comment on an opinion about language, 1894

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Identifier: Coll-97/CW122/161
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Comment on an opinion about language which reads 'Sir Charles Leyell [Lyall] say[s] that no language lasts for a 1000 years. Gaelic seems an exception.'

Dates: 1894

'Creeds: Catechisms and confessions', 1890

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Identifier: Coll-98/3/4/4
Scope and Contents This appears to be a discussion on, or script for a lecture about, catechisms and confessions in Scottish Gaelic. The notebook seems to be divided into two parts, which are titled: 'Cats' Conf: + Prayer Books' (presumably 'catechisms, confessions, and prayer books) and 'Gaelic Lit:' (presumable 'Gaelic literature').Despite the vague title of the second part, the content appears to be related to the overall subject matter, i.e. religious texts and practices.As in other...
Dates: 1890

Cumadh Iarla Bhriad-Alban. Poem by Donchadh Mac-an-t-Saoir., 18th century

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Identifier: Coll-98/4/6/1
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Cumhadh Iarla Bhraid-Alban, le Donchadh Mac-an-t-saoir. Poem of 12 double quattrains. Begins 'S truagh r'a eisdeachd an sgeul

Dates: 18th century